Helping Your Child Find True Purpose, Passion, and Peace
"A must-read for any parent seeking wisdom for their vital and increasingly challenging role."--Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family
Our children and teens are growing up more anxious, depressed, and fearful than previous generations. But if we help them discover true God-confidence--instead of chasing the illusive self-confidence--we can empower them to embrace their uniqueness and find their purpose, passion, and peace as they grow into humble, compassionate, and resilient young people.
In this hopeful book, associate marriage and family therapist Cyndie Claypool de Neve explains how you can help your kids discover the purpose for which God created them. God-Confident Kids is filled with stories, Scripture, psychological insights, and practical tips to help you move from fear-based parenting to faith-filled parenting as you claim Ephesians 2:10 for your kids: "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" (NIV).
"Kids increasingly derive their confidence from liked selfies and video game accomplishments. This is shaky ground! God-Confident Kids will open your eyes and shift your perspective to what really counts in life. Your children will thrive beyond your wildest dreams as they place their confidence in Christ alone."--Arlene Pellicane, speaker and author of Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What's Right
Cyndie Claypool de Neve is the coauthor of Unshaken, Start with Praise, and Raise Them Up. She has appeared on Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk Radio, is an associate marriage and family therapist, and works at a large church in Southern California. She lives with her husband and their two children--plus two rambunctious rescue dogs--in California.
"In an era when depression and anxiety are on the rise among kids and teens, today's parents are asking how to help their children safely navigate a culture that does little to instill true, biblically based confidence in the younger generation. In her new book, Cyndie Claypool de Neve shows moms and dads how to nurture a God-centered perspective in their kids' hearts. This is a must-read for any parent seeking wisdom for their vital and increasingly challenging role."
Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family
"Kids increasingly derive their confidence from liked selfies and video game accomplishments. This is shaky ground! God-Confident Kids will open your eyes and shift your perspective to what really counts in life. Your children will thrive beyond your wildest dreams as they place their confidence in Christ alone."
Arlene Pellicane, speaker and author of Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What's Right
"Parents, you need this book! Grandparents, teachers, and church workers--you do too. Cyndie Claypool de Neve writes with incredible clarity and compassion, filling each chapter with practical tips, encouraging anecdotes, biblical wisdom, Scripture-based prayers, and the life-stage-specific details we need. God-Confident Kids will help you communicate truth to the young people you love: they were created on purpose, for a purpose, and with a passion that can change the world. Added bonus: your God-confidence will also grow as you read!"
Dr. Jeramy and Jerusha Clark, authors of Your Teenager Is Not Crazy: Understanding Your Teen's Brain Can Make You a Better Parent
"Cyndie does a masterful job in writing a much-needed resource you will want to refer to over and over again. It provides valuable, helpful, and insightful directives and powerful Scriptures to assist you in raising God-confident, happy kids. Please read this book. It will give you hope!"
Fern Nichols, founder of Moms in Prayer International
"Everyone is aware that raising children and teens in today's busy, digital, and always-changing world is a challenge! That is why Cyndie Claypool de Neve's God-Confident Kids is a must-read for parents! I have watched Cyndie be an amazing parent, and now she is sharing practical principles based on timeless biblical truths to help us all raise kids who gain the best God has--purpose, passion, peace, and the power to live positively even in negative surroundings. Give your kids the best--you, a well-prepared parent."
Pam Farrel, codirector of Love-Wise and author of forty-eight books, including 10 Best Decisions a Parent Can Make and the bestselling Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti
"I had the great joy and privilege of writing several books with Cyndie. She is a gifted writer who draws you close to God, His Word, and His will for your life. And now she has written a powerful book! I believe God-Confident Kids is a must-read for every parent."
from the foreword by Sally Burke, president of Moms in Prayer International, www.momsinprayer.org
"Parenting is messy and children make mistakes. We as parents have the best intentions for our children, and the world is working against us. Cyndie Claypool de Neve takes personal experience, parenting advice, and biblical encouragement and gives us God-Confident Kids: Helping Your Child Find True Purpose, Passion, and Peace. This book offers a practical and positive approach to parenting with a fresh perspective that every parent will value and appreciate. Having our children lean into their faith and embrace the values imparted to them is every parent's goal. With solid advice, great examples, and a desire that every child find their purpose, passion, and peace, Cyndie has written a worthy read that provides encouragement for parents everywhere."
Cameron Curry, executive director of the Classical Academies
"What is our God-given purpose, and how do our goals and standards impact that heavenly purpose? There isn't a more important conversation to have in Christian homes today. Cyndie's book God-Confident Kids: Helping Your Child Find True Purpose, Passion, and Peace shares biblical insights on how we can influence not only the hearts of the children in our own homes but also the hearts of the families around us and ultimately the hearts of the community at large."
Jon Goodman, high school football coach/teacher and founder of Field of Faith community sports ministry
"In God-Confident Kids, Cyndie Claypool de Neve points out that while we live in a culture that promotes the value of self-confidence, what our kids really need is God-confidence! Cyndie brings her biblical insight, relevant research, and real-life experience to bear on this important topic, showing us that raising God-confident kids is possible. This is an intensely practical book written by a tried-and-tested mom who has lived these principles out in her own home and has successfully raised some of the most God-confident young adults I have seen."
Pastor Josh Rose, former high school pastor, now adults pastor, Emmanuel Faith Community Church, Escondido, CA
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